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Dine all day at Crispy Italian Bar

Take two friends, a new concept and lots of humour, and you get Crispy Italian Bar, a tiny Italian restaurant, cafe and bar that emulates the traditional ‘Bar Italiano’ you would find on street corners of Rome or Naples. For Italian owners Matteo Tricario and Ricky Proserpio, their first venue brought together their respective skills...
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‘Eat it. Feel it. Love it.’ When it comes to passion, nowhere is it more evident than at Freghete. Freghete exists because of passion, following a couple’s desire to make great food, proudly building on the traditions of their various countries and sharing that love with others. “I’ve always been interested in food and wanted...
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Opening just in time for New Year 2022, Sogno Italiano (which literally means ‘The Italian Dream’) opened in the restaurant precinct of ‘Markeri Food’ between well-respected restaurants Lucky Bao and Easy House Vegan. It’s great to have an Italian restaurant in the L-shaped centre, Mermaid’s main dining precinct offering alfresco dining along the verandas as...
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There are few more iconic beaches in Australia than the pristine white sands of Surfers Paradise. The birthplace of the bikini, it represents Queensland’s casual outdoors-driven lifestyle. The Paradise Centre, just across the road from Surfers Paradise Beach, offers diners a beachside shopping location, entertainment, enhanced by its new $40-million dining precinct opened in September...
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Italian kitchen Mozza Mozza recently opened at Southport Sharks, giving the Northern Gold Coast ‘more to love’ in the dining arena, the spacious ambient venue taking over the area formerly occupied by Carmody’s Restaurant. Renowned hospitality identity, Dave Galvin of Crafty’s Sports Bar fame (and the new charcoal chicken hot spot Bird Royale at The...
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Nothing shows us love more than a great Italian meal. It’s not just the food, it’s also the atmosphere and the service. They’re parts of a story that together adds up to more than the sum of its parts. Follow the smell of pizza from down the street, the sound of music and laughter lilting...
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Take a well-known restaurateur, an iconic beach location, a young chef with a modern fresh take on classic Italian cuisine, and chances are that an exciting new dining venue will emerge. After twenty years of waiting, when the opportunity finally arose for Sydney restaurateur Maurice Terzini (founder of Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, CicciaBella and...
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The Gold Coast gained a touch of European style when Sofia’s Broadbeach opened on the ground floor of The Oasis late in 2020. As spring arrives in 2022, Sofia’s has moved location and doubled in size to a venue that better accommodates the four seasons. Now situated between Mario’s and Grand Dynasty, owner Henry Hunt...
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When we’re looking for a place to eat, too often our thinking is defined by regional centres. Some of our most trusted gems, however, are located ‘on the journey’ rather than at expected destinations. They’re scattered through country towns, on hilltops and beside languidly-flowing rivers awaiting discovery. This is true of No.35 Kitchen & Bar,...
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From heritage to adventure, from culture to country, there are lots of reasons to visit Ipswich. Ipswich is the starting point for many journeys, both around the city and to the countryside beyond. Whether you visit to follow your main interest in car racing, mountain bike riding, antiques shopping, camping, canoeing and adventuring, taking a...